Education is vital for our future
We are in the midst of a budget crisis. This means we need to look at creative alternatives. By giving local school districts more control, we can empower them to use the money allocated more efficiently. It's important that students in both K-12 and our universities are given the most assets we can afford for a complete education. However, money is not the total answer. Like so many of you, Pat wants to see hard working teachers rewarded for their excellence. Support for the best elements of our schools must be preserved where possible, even in these tough economic times.